We carved pumpkins last night with the grand kids and after we were done I cut up the slim stringy stuff and put it in a dish for them this morning and they destroyed it!!! Then I cut up and mashed the pumpkin and they did not like it. The seeds where interesting they kept sliding out of their beaks, so no go on the seeds but did I say they did like the string slimy stuff. it was cute. There was nothing left on the inside of the pumpkin lids they picked all 4 clean to the base.